Patient falls and open visiting hours: A case study in a Taiwanese Medical Center

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin, Sing Ling Tsai, Shirling Lin, Teresa J C Yin

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Abstract

This study investigated the linkages between patient falls and open visiting hours in an acute care setting in Taiwan. The activities of the accompanying family members/aides when patients fell were analyzed. More than 35% of the family members/aides who were watching patients were ineffective in preventing the falls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aide
  • Family member
  • Hospital
  • Nursing care
  • Open visiting hours
  • Patient falls
  • Patient safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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